Friday Faves: The Not Amy Edition

Greetings, Backseat Writers, Readers, Lurkers, etc.  I hijacked Backseat Writer this week. Amy is around… somewhere. No, I didn’t put a Petrificus Totalus curse on her and stuff her under an invisibility cloak… she just needed a break and kindly asked me to fill in for her this week. I hope I can do herContinue reading “Friday Faves: The Not Amy Edition”

Friday Faves: Pottermania Edition {probably contains spoilers}

Pottermania is sweeping the nation!  I’m sure you are all wondering when I will go see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.  My answer: not anytime soon.  See, I dislike crowds, especially unruly ones.  Therefore, while being crammed into a theater with fellow Harry Potter fanatics sounds incredibly fun in theory, the truthContinue reading “Friday Faves: Pottermania Edition {probably contains spoilers}”

Why do you care so much about Fred Weasley’s death? {Deathly Hallows “Spoiler” Warning!}

But the question people really want to ask is—why do you care about Fred’s death so much?  Most people think I’m just being silly or passionate, since I’m often both silly and passionate.  But I am absolutely serious in my denial of Fred’s death.  When Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released on JuneContinue reading “Why do you care so much about Fred Weasley’s death? {Deathly Hallows “Spoiler” Warning!}”

Freedom Giveaway Hop (July 1-7)

Let freedom ring in North America (and throughout the rest of the world) because we’ll just use any ol’ excuse to have a bookish giveaway, won’t we?  Personally, I love it, and I’m sure you do, too.  That’s why you’re here, isn’t it?  To enter my bookish giveaway?  I’m sure it is.  I’d like toContinue reading “Freedom Giveaway Hop (July 1-7)”

Let James Tate & the Tatens Go to the Prom!!!

An important issue has come to my attention, so important in fact, that despite my sickening sinus/stress headache, I had to drop everything to let you all know about it, so we can act fast…. James Tate has been banned from his high school prom. Stop the presses!  What did this teenage miscreant do toContinue reading “Let James Tate & the Tatens Go to the Prom!!!”

My Thoughts on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Note to readers:: I am a hardcore fan of the Harry Potter series, so not all of what I write here will make sense to casual HP fans.  Also, please remember this is my opinion and my opinion only. For an excellent review of the film with plot synopsis, check out the NY Times reviewContinue reading “My Thoughts on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”

So much to say, so much to say!

This week I’m “unofficially” on vacation, which means I’m backing off from writing a bit to step back and consider the meaning of life, the universe, and everything. Or it could be that Sarah has off all week and we’ve got great plans like an overnight beach trip with two of our pals! Well, whatever,Continue reading “So much to say, so much to say!”

Take 5 with Capital Lights

By Amy Sondova Capital Lights won’t take “no” for an answer. Instead of accept rejection when they sought a record deal, the band continued to perfect their craft, eventually ending up with a spot on Tooth and Nail’s coveted roster. Releasing their first album, This Is an Outrage in July, the guys in Capital Lights—guitaristsContinue reading “Take 5 with Capital Lights”

The Bible Still #1 for Americans

Growing up in church, I’ve always heard the Bible given promotional tag lines to make it sound more appealing to non-readers– “It’s the best-selling book of all time” and “You need your basic instructions before leaving earth”. I’m fairly certain that these statements only appeal to people who already love the Bible. Then again, IContinue reading “The Bible Still #1 for Americans”

Fred’s Death: Still in Denial

You think I’d be over it by now.  I mean, the book came out last July.  I’ve had months to deal with the death of Fred Weasley, and yet I still refuse to except it.  In fact, I’m more adamant now than I have ever been–Fred Weasley is not dead. To find more evidence fromContinue reading “Fred’s Death: Still in Denial”